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Shockers still perfect...Hochevar scheduled for Tommy John...Parker unsure of future



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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Wichita State Shockers are still unbeaten. The second-ranked Shockers improved to 32-0 by bouncing Evansville 80-58 in their first appearance in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar (HOH'-chay-vur) will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season. Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow during a two-inning scoreless outing Monday, and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jabari (juh-BAHR'-ee) Parker tells The Associated Press he still hasn't decided whether to leave for the NBA after this season. The freshman phenom's final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come tomorrow night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Jockey Garrett Gomez and trainer Steve Asmussen, along with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, are among 10 finalists named to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame ballot. The late Chris Antley, Craig Perret and Alex Solis are the other jockeys chosen as finalists. Results will be announced April 25.

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With a solitary Ukrainian athlete taking part in the opening ceremony, Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi (SOH'-chee) today against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea (kry-MEE'-uh). Ukraine delivered a pointed message by sending out only a single flag-bearer to represent the 23-member team in the athletes' parade, an apparent protest over the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

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